Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.
United Way social workers work in our 15 Family Stability sites providing homelessness prevention and shelter diversion for families, for the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline, and in the partner schools operating our On Track 4 Success education program.
Every day the nation’s 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our society a better place to live. At United Way of Central Maryland, we have 21 employees and seven interns with an undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or licenses in fields of social work. This committed group of people are making a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of families and individuals across our region.
Let’s meet some of them.
Licensed for two years with a total of 11 years of experience in the social work field.
“My favorite part about being a Social Worker is assisting diverse people and families from all walks of life, hearing their stories and learning about their resiliency despite adversity.”
Licensed for two years.
Background in program management addressing issues related to homelessness, veterans and the criminal justice system.
“My favorite thing about social work is meeting people where they are and empowering them to see their best potential.”
Area of expertise: Resource, Program and Community Development
“We can change the world.”
In the field of human services for 21 years.
Focus: Families and children.
Background: Volunteer management, school social work, child welfare training, technical assistance implementation, domestic violence and transitional housing.
“I believe that we all do better when we can join together to lift each other up. I enjoy connecting with people and partnering with them to change things.”
Licensed for 1.5 years.
Experience with youth and families, self-care, mindfulness practices, restorative practices, service learning and program development.
“My students are some of the most inspiring, resilient and hilarious people I’ve ever met. I feel really honored to get to witness their journeys and watch them grow.”
Licensed social worker for 10 years, LCSW-C for 7 years.
Areas of Expertise: Trauma focused care; attachment and parenting; infant, child and adolescent mental health; crisis management
“I love that I can work with multiple generations at a time (children, young parents and grandparents) and support them in growing and reaching their individual and family goals.”
For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has been improving lives in the communities it serves: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, Maryland.
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